Bridal Party Questions you have always wanted to know but were afraid to ask…

Do you have questions about your Bridal Party? Lucky for us Emily Post has some guidelines for us:

Is there a required number of members for your bridal party? Absolutely not, the average is 4-6 bridesmaids but you can have as little or as many as you desire. Each wedding is different, some brides have large bridal parties while others keep it small.

Do I have to have equal number of Bridesmaids and Groomsmen? No, it does not have to be equal, they don’t have to pair up. You can easily have 1 groomsmen escort two bridesmaids in the recessional, or you can have two bridesmaids walk together.

You CAN have two Maids of Honor. If you don’t want to choose between siblings or your close friends, have two Maids of Honor. It is ok!! Your Maids of Honor can share duties. This is actually a very practical way of doing things, especially if one of your Maids of Honor live far away.

How do I decide how big my bridal party should be? The size and formality of your wedding will help you decide how big your bridal party should be. If you are planning a small and intimate wedding, you don’t want your bridal attendants to outnumber your guests. Maybe one or two attendants. If you are planning a large, extravagant celebration, you may want a large bridal party.

Religious restrictions. Some religion have strict rules regarding official witnesses. Your Maid of Honor at least may be required to be a member of your faith or may have pre-ceremony instructions classes before they can participate. Check with your church beforehand to see if there are any guidelines or rules for your ceremony.

Budget. The more bridemaids you have the more expensive it will be. The bride and groom are responsible for all of the bouquets, boutonnieres, wedding-party gifts, attendant accommodations and also food at the rehearsal dinner and reception for your bridal attendants and their guests.

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